November 26, 2019

This well-attended event was located at Te Ōhaka – Centre for Growth & Innovation.

Te Pūnaha Ātea Space Institute: GO For Launch
Professor Guglielmo Aglietti, Auckland Space Institute

An introduction from Auckland Space Institute’s new Director, previously of the Surrey Space Centre, gave an overview of his background, including involvement in the successful RemoveDEBRIS mission and his vision for the future of the Institute.

New Zealand Aerospace Challenge Highlights
Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom, Spacebase

A look back at the challenge – its outcomes, solutions and impact, and how incentive prizes are catalysing space entrepreneurial ecosystems in New Zealand.

Aerospace Innovation From NIWA
Dr Jim Griffiths, Group Manager, Hydrological Processes, NIWA

Insights from the New Zealand Aerospace Challenge 2019 runner up, who presented their solution for how farmers can balance nutrients and pollutants using satellite and UAV data. NIWA’s technology estimates and informs farmers when nitrate uptake capacity is saturated, enabling them to make informed decision on soil and water management.

New Zealand Aerospace Industry
Andrew Johnson, Manager, New Zealand Space Agency

An overview of the New Zealand aerospace industry and space economy.

Christchurch Aerospace Sector Plan
Mark Rocket, Chair, Christchurch Aerospace Centre

The first public presentation of Christchurch’s five year plan for the aerospace sector. Commissioned by the New Zealand Space Agency and incorporating recommendations from a wide variety of Christchurch stakeholders and industry participants.

New Zealand Space Mission
Dimitri Giedelberg, Principal Policy Advisor, New Zealand Space Agency

An overview of New Zealand’s first national mission: MethaneSAT.

A huge thank you to EY for sponsoring the food and beverages. Thank you also to ChristchurchNZ for working with us to organise this event and for Ministry of Awesome for providing the awesome venue.